Supply Planner


Job Description:

Tribe Recruitment ltd

About the Company

This group of businesses is primarily a food importer and distributor. Food is their passion. They source quality authentic food from around the world and share it with New Zealand families, and have fun doing it. They have grown substantially over the last 5-years and now have a passionate and diverse team of around 100, all contributing to this growing and profitable business. Great brands, strong supplier and customer relationships and a passionate, diverse team are just some of the reasons they are continuing to grow and make a real difference.

This business has a great culture, and it is clear to see in the people who work there. They develop, support, and provide opportunities to grow your experience and career.

About the Role

It’s a supply planning role with a bit of difference…but at the end of the day planning and accurately managing the supply of inventory to meet sales demand/forecast is the key to success!

You’ll plan and manage the supply of inventory to meet the sales demand / forecast at the greatest possible cost-efficiency to the business. You will coordinate and manage the shipping and import processes following purchase order placement, including import cost sign-off/processing, storage, and resource capacity management.

Some of the specific responsibilities include

Raise Purchase Orders for overseas and local suppliers.

Review inventory levels to enable on-time deliveries and minimised freight costs.

Ensure correct and accurate documentation is processed received from the supplier, processed accurately with the customs agent, shipping agent and the bank.

Control and co-ordinate the entire shipping process

Work collaboratively to resolve inventory supply risks.

Deal with Customs, MPI border security and food safety documentation and questions.

Ensure accuracy of ERP master data for suppliers and inventory, highlighting any discrepancies.

Liaise with 3PL providers for additional storage space as required.

About You

You will be an experienced supply planner with a good few years’ experience. A good understanding of the S&OP process, its principles and levers will enable you to hit the ground running and bring your skills and experience to the team. You’ll have a strong capability to see the big picture, work within the detail and ensure alignment between the two. You’ll no doubt have excellent communications skills and strong data analysis and reporting capability.

CI/lean knowledge and experience will be an advantage

Apply Now!

Apply Now!

To find out more, please get in touch with Daniel Percival on 027 4030801 for a confidential chat, or by email on

To apply for this vacancy you MUST be a New Zealand citizen, resident, or have already secured the right to work in New Zealand and therefore hold a valid visa.

At the appropriate stage we will request your references, we ask that you do not include them on your CV when applying.

At Tribe we have our guiding light to show us the way. We bring our whole selves to work. We encourage inclusion in every single interaction. We genuinely care about people, and are curious about their stories. We celebrate all points of view. We will help you find your tribe, the same way we have. We’re all on a journey together so come along…

Supply Chain / Planning / Procurement

Tribe Recruitment ltd

Posted on: 

8 July 2022